Paul Pu is a distinguished name in the Chinese market who wins plaudits for his superb handling of investigations into fraudulent financial reporting, corruption activities and asset misappropriation.
Paul is a partner at KPMG China and one of the first forensic accountants among Big Four accounting firms in mainland China. He has over 18 years of professional experience in China and the US, serving multinational, state-owned and private companies in a wide variety of sectors.
Paul has conducted numerous complex fraud investigations, including matters involving bribery and corruption activities, fraudulent financial reporting and asset misappropriation. In particular, he has worked with many prestigious law firms and assisted many clients’ audit committees, board of directors and investors in response to regulatory driven inquiries involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act (UKBA) and securities regulations enforced by the US SEC and the Chinese CSRC.
During his career, Paul has served many companies as their preferred forensic service provider, and has provided numerous on-call projects to clients who entered into monitoring programmes with regulators and other proactive fraud risk management initiatives such as pre- and post-investment due diligence, transaction monitoring, third-party (eg, distributors, agents) audits, etc.
Paul is a frequent speaker in China on fraud, misconduct and compliance-related topics and also served as a member of the editorial board participating in the development of China National Standard GB/T 35770-2017 Compliance Management Systems – Guidelines (ie, the Chinese version of ISO19600).
In addition, he also has experience in anti-money laundering and sanction compliance review, royalty audits and contract compliance reviews.
Paul holds a Chinese Juris Master degree and a Bachelor of Accounting degree. He is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), a certified fraud examiner (CFE) and a certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).